Michael Hobbs

Michael Hobbs

Chairman

Michael Hobbs has over 30 years retail industry experience holding senior, CEO and Chairman roles with retailers who include Mountain Warehouse, Adams Childrenswear, Laura Ashley and the Sears Group. Michael moved from corporate executive to entrepreneur when he led the MBO of Adams Childrenswear where he spent 9 years as the CEO, leading and profitably growing the business to a turnover in excess of £250 million, profits of £15m and over 4000 employees.

Now a serial entrepreneur, Michael has a portfolio of business interests and passions including successful Italian property business Appassionata, luxury handbag business Appassionata Boutique and non-executive roles at Court & Spark Consulting and the commercial company owned by the University of Nottingham Students Union.